April 23 2011, Masjid Saidina Umar al-Hattab, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. This is The Day. On this day the Dinar Revolution was born in Malaysia. What has happened before, including 12th August 2010 Launch of Dinar Kelantan, was a prelude to this decisive moment – THE 23rd APRIL 2011.
On the 23rd April at 9:30am Dinar activists from various locations and groups gathered in Masjid Saidina Umar al-Hattab in Damansara Heights, KL, to announce that Muslims of Malaysia declare unconditional war on Riba at all fronts and will fight Usury in closed ranks under one leadership, WORLD ISLAMIC MINT.
To that end a cooperative of dinar users has been just formed and is called KODINAR. All dinar activists, wakalas, researchers and mere users in Malaysia shall join the cooperative which will become one single nation-wide vehicle providing network and legal footing for the rapidly growing movement. KODINAR expects to have at least 20,000 members by the end of 2011 and 100,000 in 2012. Each member will have membership card entitling him to a number of privileges but most importantly making him/her part of the most dynamic social movement in the country. KODINAR will have its website that will list in a structured order all its members who offer products or services. In the next few years the KODINAR's catalogue will be more popular than Yellow Pages.
The first Wadiah institutions – developed and endorsed by World Islamic Mint (WIM) – will soon be opened in Kota Bharu and Kuala Lumpur to serve the KODINAR members with Shariah-compliant safekeeping and payment facilities; wadiah account holders will be able to transfer funds by means of Internet and SMS payment technologies. Muamalat Research Unit of International Islamic University Malaysia is collaborating with WIM on development of Gold Dinar ATM, dinar prepaid cards and debit cards, the latter be integrated with Wadiah accounts. The Wadiah is not intended to replace the physical coins with electronic ones but only to complement the primal structure which will always be physical, that is actual coins in the hands and pockets of people. The Shairah Council of WIM has officially stated the Zakat cannot be paid with electronic dinars (through wadiah accounts) but must be paid with physical gold and silver coins by the owner of wealth to Islamic authority hand to hand.
The 23rd April is the first in the mega-series of KODINAR Meetings that will continue every Saturday at the same time and place: Masjid Saidina Umar al-Hattab, Damansara Heights, 9:30am. The program is as follows:
1. Testimonials. Anyone is welcome to tell his/her story of using Halal Money
2. Explanation on architecture of Dinar Economy
3. Explanation on KODINAR
4. Signing up to KODINAR (the registration forms will be available)
5. Arming the participants with promotion pamphlets and stickers
6. Buying and selling Dinar&Dirham
7. Dirham Market. After the gathering anybody can bring his/her goods and products (anything) and sell them in specially allocated space at the masjid premises. Sidi Mazli agreed to shift for the time being his market initiative from Shah Alam/Bangi to Damansara Heights, for consolidation purpose.
Who should come to KODINAR Meeting? Any muslim and non-muslim who decided to choose Honest and Sound money of Islam. Those who denounce the deception and fraud of paper money and the Banking Mafia (in short Bafia). Those who believe in organic and sustainable way of living. All moral folk who feel responsibility for future of this country and indeed the planet.
“We were receding from Riba for the last 300 years until almost nothing left behind but today we stopped, we completely stopped, and from now on we push Riba back until it disappears from Malaysia. It took the usurers 300 years of enormous struggle with people and nature to establish their evil system that doesn't work, let alone that it doesn't make sense. But it will take us 3 years to establish Muamalat because the whole creation is in favour of it”, – said Prof.Umar Ibrahim Vadillo, the founder of WIM and the author of the two most urgent fatwas of our time, Fatwa on Paper Money and Fatwa on Banking.
“Our slogan is ONE UMMAH – ONE CURRENCY. Since the inception in 1992 WIM strives to develop the best circulating gold and silver coins for the Muslim World. It has gathered the most prominent scholarship in the Shariah monetary field. WIM is non-commercial organization with the sole purpose of determining and monitoring the unified global standard for Islamic Dinar and Dirham. In the same way as Euro integrated West Europe Gold Dinar and Silver Dirham will integrate the Ummah. But unlike Euro the Islamic currency has no inflation, never had and will never have. As of now we have only the government of Kelantan minting the standard coins in Malaysia; recently the governments of Selangor and Kedah have expressed interest to mint their dinar and dirham compliant to the global standard ”, – said Irwan Ambak, Director of World Islamic Mint Malaysia, the Malaysian chapter of WIM.
As the Age of Science coming to an end the heart of man is yearning for Truth. The Gold Dinar cannot be understood with intellect but with heart it can easily be.